Posts tagged "hunger"

Scarlett Johansson Reveals She Grew Up Relying On Public Assistance

Scarlett Johansson teamed up with Feeding America to launch a new PSA, and in an accompanying statement, she reveals that she was one of the millions of American kids who relied on public assistance growing up:
“My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family. Child hunger in America is

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2015

Vice Week: On Gluttony

Gluttony is an outdated sin, in my opinion. I’ve said it before: Never, ever, ever stop eating. If you stop eating, the advertisers and the tabloids and self-hatred win.

Here’s the thing: Gluttony was a sin mainly because eating too much meant depriving other people of food. And that was true, when we…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

Study: Shopping While Hungry Might Make You Buy A Bunch Of Stuff You Don’t Want

We all know the horrors of roaming the grocery store aisles while hungry (and subsequently filling up your cart with $50 worth of Ho Hos and Kraft Deluxe instead of the kale you came for), but a University of Minnesota study has found that hunger can fuel regretful purchases of any products, not just food. The study, which was published last week…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Finally! My “Hanger” Problem Explained

I suffer from a condition that I refer to as “hanger.” When I go too long without eating, something happens to me, beyond my control, not unlike Bruce Banner when he turns into the The Hulk. (I had to Google the name of The Hulk’s alter ego, by the way. Don’t mistake me for a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 27, 2013

Model Alek Wek Saves Her Leftovers, But Not Her Crappy Boyfriends

“In this [modeling] world, I found, many people were hungry too, but for different reasons. They wanted their bodies to look a certain way, whether their bodies were meant to or not. They chose not to eat. Today, I live in the U.S., where restaurants serve huge portions on even huger platters, and people are…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011